by Dr David Bell & Domini Gordon | Medical ethics are about protecting society from medical malfeasance and the self-interest of the humans whom we trust to manage health. It is therefore disturbing when prominent people, in a prominent journal, tear up the concept of medical ethics and human rights norms.
Honesty in medical publishing, meaning publication on the basis of transparent rigorous review and impartiality, is of particular importance to medicine and public health. The outcomes of such publications contribute to saving or killing people.
by Dr David Thunder | If a class of experts with privileged access to policymakers goes badly wrong in its judgments, this may inflict significant harms on those affected by the policies and behaviour they recommend. However, the harms inflicted by official experts during the pandemic could have been hugely mitigated if expert advice had been given a more modest and humble role in the political process, and if expert committees had incorporated a much wider range of expert opinion.
by Dr David Thunder | The World Health Organization has proposed that the international community negotiate and eventually ratify an international “accord” or “treaty” that would effectively consolidate the position of the WHO as the pre-eminent public authority responsible for guiding and coordinating international pandemic responses.
by Nick Hudson | A bare-boned opinion on the broader context of the CORONAcrisis. It is intended to inspire people to add flesh to the counter-narrative that we must generate to avoid the dystopia that is threatened.
How many other countries are playing the data tricks game?
The USA has taken a central role in attempting to drive changes to streamline and make more enforceable a WHO-led centralized response to future pandemics. It has to be asked whether they should be involved in public health planning at all.
by Dr David Bell | There was a time when medical publishing went beyond advertising and attempted to uphold the value of objectivity and evidence.
by Josh Guetzkow | In this opinion article, the author who is a Senior lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, makes the point that the deliberate dismantling of science didn’t start two years ago.
A lot of hot air is circulating in respect of the WHO treaty, and this article is designed to guide you to some reliable sources of further information.